Pink Shirt Day is now celebrated on February 27 around the world. How did this day begin? Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 as an act of kindness in Nova Scotia, Canada. David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends bought 50 pink shirts and distributed them to all the boys in the school as a way of standing up for a newcomer Grade 9 student who was being bullied for wearing pink.
Pink Shirt Day has become a day of education about standing up for safety, kindness and respect in schools and the wider community. For the past three years, the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative has facilitated Pink Day workshops at Clements Centre,Duncan, BC, Canada. This year will be a Pink Shirt Day Quiz Show about how to prevent and stop cyberbullying.
Here is a sneak peak at a few of the questions. We will post the answers next week:
- The Golden Rule for getting along with others is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” What are some golden rules for getting along with others on the internet?
- Many schools and community centres have become bully-free zones where everyone learns that: “In this place, and with these people I feel safe.” What is a rule you can follow that will make your computer and your phone a bully free zone?
- Many schools and community centres teach kids AND adults how to use our W.I.T.S. (W = WALK AWAY. I =IGNORE IT. T = TALK IT OUT. S = SEEK HELP. What are some ways you can use your W.I.T.S. if you are being bullied on your computer or on your cell phone?
- Is this rule true or false?: “Don’t text or post anything when you’re angry. If you are angry take a break from your computer, put down your smart phone and take a walk to clear your mind. Only text or post or email when you feel calm.”
- We all know about “Saftety First.” How do you make sure you are safe on the internet and cell phones?
- What are some signs that someone is being cyberbullied?
- What are some ways peers, family, teachers and mentors can help prevent cyberbullying and put a stop to cyberbullying?
- Is this true or false: “If you don’t type the person’s name when you spread rumors or make jokes, then it is not cyberbullying.”
submitted by Linda Hill
Monday, January 21, 2019 is Martin Luther King day in the USA. A goal of this day is to participate in community service that emulates Martin Luther King’s efforts to free the USA of discrimination.
“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” (Martin Luther King) Continue reading
Registration is underway for our upcoming guided online quest to Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential beginning January 24. We are half way to our goal of welcoming thirty champions of diversity and inclusion to embark on this journey together. We encourage you to sign up for this online learning adventure and invite others from across Canada and around the world who are passionate about diversity and inclusion to participate with you. Continue reading
Inclusive Leadership Education is the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative’s collaborative and inspiring gift to the world.
This post – collaboratively written Nov 25 and Dec 2, 2018 by 23 members and supporters of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative – helps explain why members of the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative are so dedicated to bringing diverse people together to nurture and mentor Inclusive Leadership development. Continue reading
submitted by Claudia Sanchez
Here I am participating in “Discover Your Inclusive Leadership Potential” online. I feel gratitude for the community we are co-creating and have really enjoyed the journaling, writing and reflecting activities in this course. I feel so attracted to Anti-discrimination First Aid and Skills for Connecting with Differences, especially the skill of relaxing. Continue reading
submitted by Linda Hill
On November 30, 2018 Inclusive Leaders who knew and loved Chris Kruger gathered with family, friends, health workers, and members of his Baha’i community to celebrate his life and his spirit from 1975 to November 22, 2018.
Chris is perhaps best known within our Inclusive Leadership community as being the compassionate and creative videographer who helped youth and adults create our ground-breaking What Do You Do? Anti-Discrimination First Aid video in 2016. Continue reading
Submitted by Claudia Sánchez
“In these times of turbulence, inclusion is a door we can open to support each other and live better lives.”
I am a Spanish-English translator and yoga teacher, working on my Master’s thesis in communication. I love languages, books, meditation, thunderstorms, learning about different cultures and travelling. I have had opportunities to travel to some countries and to be able to learn about cultures different than the cultures of me, my friends and family. I am able to adapt, listen and wait. Continue reading